Hashimoto thyroiditis: clinical and diagnostic criteria
The Knowledge Base on Autoimmune Thyroid is Expanding
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- Nutritional Status - What vitamins and minerals are you getting, and are they being absorbed effectively?
- Hormonal Status - How are certain hormones like thyroid hormone levels and absorption, insulin, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone affecting the thyroid?
- Nervous System - How is the brain impacting the thyroid and vice-versa?
- Intestinal Status - Do you have a leaky gut and is it affecting the thyroid?
- Immune Status - Is your body able to eliminate toxins that impact the thyroid? Are you generating enough anti-oxidants?
- Inflammation Status - Is your body chemistry contributing to inflammation that causes pain and fatigue?
- Food Sensitivities - Which foods are hurting your body and impacting the immune system?
Why is it important to check the above seven areas of concern?
Perhaps the most important reason is there are six major patterns of thyroid dysfunction and you need to discover what pattern is causing or contributing to your case of thyroid imbalance. Relying solely on thyroid medication for your thyroid problem can leave you in a states of sub-optimal health.
The reason; many times replacement hormones are used in an effort to wipe out symptoms without understanding what has caused the thyroid to malfunction in the first place. Usually the relief these drugs provide is short lived, or never actually works. In order to really address the health of the thyroid gland, the systems of the entire body must be taken into account.
So, even though you are taking medications for thyroid dysfunction, you may still have problems with your thyroid (even though your TSH levels are in normal range). For example, you can have problems with how the thyroid hormones are transported. Or you can have a problem with how inactive T4 hormone is converted to active T3 hormone. You may have issues with the end effect the thyroid is intended to have at the cell level.
Properly evaluating and managing the client with thyroid disorders requires both an understanding of how the entire body functions as a system and a series of detailed, in-depth tests that indicate the true thyroid functions. Please learn more about our testing process and treatments by following this link.
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you reduce the effects of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, give us a call at (586) 731-8840 to schedule an appointment.
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